The Munich experts with a global outlook

We offer private and institutional clients a complete wealth advisory service.

We are an independent company with an extensive experience in international capital markets. Independence means we do not sell any proprietary financial products nor do we get commissions or kickbacks from third parties.

Ipanema Capital is based in Munich

Our private clients include Expats living in Germany as well as clients in other countries. All our legal documents are available in German and English. Ipanema Capital is licensed and regulated by the BaFin (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht), the German regulator for the financial services industry and the Bundesbank.

The People Behind Ipanema Capital

Bernd Voelkel - CEO & Founder

Bernd Völkel

CEO & Founder

Bernd's clients included some of the largest institutional assets managers for credit in Europe.

Bernd Völkel is the founder and CEO of Ipanema Capital GmbH. Bernd focuses on developing the firm’s investment strategy, investment recommendations and portfolio implementation.

He previously worked for 15 years at Credit Suisse in London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong. Bernd started as an equity research analyst covering the pharmaceutical, biotech, healthcare and software industries in Europe. The research teams were frequently ranked as #1 in their sector by European asset managers. Bernd then worked in the Leveraged Finance division, focusing on High Yield bonds. His clients included some of the largest institutional asset managers for credit in Europe. In his last role at Credit Suisse, Bernd managed the Hedge Fund sales team in Hong Kong, where he personally covered CIO level clients.

From 2013 to 2014, Bernd has also been working for Meritum Capital Managers, supporting management with investment analysis and strategies. Bernd earned a Master in Business Administration from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany and ESC Lyon in France.

Jan Meister - Investment Council Director

Jan Meister

Authorized Representative and Investment Council Director

Jan brings his unique experience of managing three public funds with different investment strategies.

Jan Meister is the founder and CEO of Meritum Capital Managers GmbH which has successfully launched the multi-asset fund “Meritum Capital Accumulator”. Jan brings to the Investment Council of Ipanema Capital his unique experience of managing three public funds with different investment strategies.

Prior to starting his own company, he co-founded the German IFA network Argentos. In its first three years, Argentos grew to one of the leading IFA networks with over €1.5bn assets under administration, covering over 160 IFAs. At Argentos, Jan was head of investment research and also managed two multi-asset fund-of-funds for more than five years.

Jan Meister started his career in 1998 at Deutsche Bank where he worked for seven years in the equities division in Frankfurt and London, specializing in the global technology sector. Jan holds a Master in Business administration from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Investment Council

The cornerstone of Ipanema Capital’s investment approach is our Investment Council. The objective of the Investment Council is to support management and help generate consistently superior results over the long term.

Each member brings a wealth of investment experience from extensive careers in the financial service and fund management industries that are invaluable to the success of our clients. We continue to build out the Investment Council by adding new members with a differentiated skill-set.